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Communication - BA

The Communication program combines the liberal arts philosophy of Ottawa University with knowledge within the discipline of communication to help students perform effectively in a wide range of personal, professional and educational settings. It promotes analysis, synthesis and evaluation of communication theory such as interpersonal, small group, organizational, and intercultural. Students in this major develop critical-thinking skills and an awareness of cultural and social diversity; students develop their communication abilities and learn processes to achieve desired outcomes in a variety of settings and audiences. As part of the major, students will develop a philosophy for ethical, moral and lawful treatment of communication stakeholders.  The major prepares students for graduate study and/or a variety of careers.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

COM 11023SPEECH PREPARATION AND DELIVERY (3)

OR

COM 10163INTRO TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 20165MEDIA WRITING (3)

OR

COM 23263NEWS AND FEATURE REPORTING (3)

COM 24003CRITICAL LISTENING (3)

COM 30163INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 30263SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 30363ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 30563VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 40163COMMUNICATION LAW AND ETHICS (3)

COM 40164INTERNATIONAL/INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3)

COM 49100SEMINAR IN APPLIED COMMUNICATION (4)

OR

COM 49263SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE (4)

Six credits of COM electives

 

ELECTIVE CONCENTRATIONS AVAILABLE:

Speech

Strategic Communication